The Backlog

News Archive

In this section, you can find an archive of information about the rape kit backlog, including news from across the country, investigative reports that have uncovered backlogs, op-eds from journalists and reformers, legislation and policy reports, government publications and more. Browse by date or by category below.

Titlesort ascending Source Author(s) Post Date
U.S. to spend $80 million on solving rape kit backlog Women in the World New York Times September 14, 2015
U.S. Senate Committee Approves $41 Million for Rape Kit Reform My Social Good News Api Podder June 12, 2015
U.S. House of Representatives Approves $45 Million for Rape Kit Reform My Social Good News Api Podder June 4, 2015
U.S. court restores $18 million award to man freed in NYC rape case Yahoo News Jonathan Stempel February 26, 2015
Two Sides Head to Mediation after Woman Sues Eastern Montana Hospital for Not Giving Her A Rape Kit KPVI Phoebe Tollefson January 10, 2018
Two serial rapists indicted for attacks on seven women WKYC WKYC Staff August 13, 2015
Two Real Women Super Heroes Help Lock Up 200 Sex Offenders The Stir Jenny Erikson May 28, 2015
Two more serial rapists convicted as a result of rape kit testing NewsNet5 ABC Ron Regan December 22, 2014
Two men plead not guilty in 32-year-old Greeley rape case Greeley Tribune Tommy Simmons September 23, 2016
Two hospitals partner to restore local access to sexual assault exams News Tribune Brittany Hilderbrand May 29, 2017
Two Federal Grants Will Process Connecticut's Backlog Of Sexual Assault Kits New England Public Radio Ray Hardman December 18, 2017
Two dozen DNA matches found in first 150 rape kits tested under new law The Denver Channel Keli Rabon and Sandra Barry July 17, 2014
Two Cleveland men wanted by Cuyahoga County Sheriff on rape charges Patrick Cooley March 10, 2015
Two California congresswomen are behind the new Sexual Assault Survivors Bill of Rights The Los Angeles Times Sarah D. Wire September 8, 2016
Two bills filed in Legislature to deal with rape-kit backlog in Florida Orlando Weekly Erin Sullivan September 17, 2015
Two acquitted, one sentenced in separate local rape cases The Commercial Appeal Katie Fretland December 15, 2016
Two 'brutal serial rapists' already in prison indicted in attacks on seven women FOX 8 Cleveland Darcie Loreno August 13, 2015
Twin Falls police to 'begin by believing' rape victims Nathan Brown June 6, 2017
Turning point reached in rape kit backlog The Richmond Register Register Staff Report February 9, 2017
Turnaround for DNA Evidence in APD Cases Speeding Up Fox7 Jennifer Kendall October 28, 2017
Tulsa World Editorial: Law Enforcement Faces Governor's Orders to Process Rape Kits Tulsa World World's Editorial Writers January 28, 2018
Tulsa Police Department Unlikely to Meet Deadline to Audit Untested Rape Kits Because of Huge Caseload Tulsa World Corey Jones January 23, 2018
Truck driver charged in 2008 Kalamazoo rape case linked to sexual assaults in 3 other states Kalamazoo Gazette Aaron Mueller September 15, 2014
Tribune Editorial: Rape investigations must be based on evidence, not hunches The Salt Lake Tribune Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board August 13, 2016
Trib Editorial: No Excuse for State's Backlog of Untested Rape Kits Trib Live Tribune-Review February 13, 2018


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